Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1979-01-07
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
via Raoul Duke, encoded by Matt Vernon
Comments: rescheduled from 11/30/78.
d1t1 - volume changes at start as levels adjusted, some mic bumps
d1t2 - some panning (left channel volume adjusted??) and in subsequent tracks
d2t7 - Indeterminate splice in space.
d3t3 thru d2t5 in addition to Bobby's slide guitar suffer from have severe PA problems
- AUD> MC> DAT> CDR
- New York, NY
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Madison Square Garden
Subject: I Echo 2dose
Subject: Crazy Bastards
As for getting on Bobby's or Phil's ass for still playing in Furthur and their own bands, your all Crazy Bastards! Wake up and smell the coffee. Both these guys are still willing to go out there and play for us and they aren't getting any younger. We are so lucky to still have them and our scene around. I don't give a rats ass if Jerry is looking down on all of this smiling or if Bobby and Phil are making money on their hard earned efforts either. They've earned it. These guys paid the piper a long time ago so you can have all of this today ie. Archives,web sites,CD's of the nights performance, mail order through the band ect. The Dead made very little money for a long time and when they did, they had a whole lot of extended family and projects eating at their walets. If you can't appreciate all of these things they have done for you, then you must be one knit-picking CRAZY Bastard! I remember when things weren't obtained so easily ie. trading cassette tapes (you were very lucky if you knew somebody with good recordings), tickets for the shows (we actually sat in line, sometimes for days!) and even hearing about future shows (we had to call the Dead office in San Rafael on a land line!)
Lastly, if your still bitching about the price of a ticket to see Furthur or going to Phil's Terrapin Crossroads, you aren't looking around my friend. Yeah, you could see lesser know indie acts that rock at small clubs for less but I dare you to find tickets to major act for less than a Furthur ticket or seeing a major act in a small intimate setting for less than Terrapin Crossroads. Santana and the Rolling Stones both played the Hard Rock in Vegas in the past and both charged a ridiculous amount of money for a ticket.You can Blame the Eagles and Madona for that! Enough said!
As for this recording, I think it's great. This audience gives one the MSG vibe. Of all the years they played MSG this is the one I missed. Caught all the rest. The Shakedown says it all for me and I give this show and the recording 4 stars.
Subject: high expectations
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
Subject: in response to cheyler
Subject: oooooook GD
4 cuz its and aud reccording and im a snob lol
Subject: Great show: Sound 3 / Performance 3
You say your toured your f'n ass off and for what? How about the killer show that your ticket entitled you to? Did you purchase all of those tickets because you knew that in the future this archive site would be here and that by purchasing those tickets you would be entitled to unlimited free downloads? Wow, you were a lot more of a visionary than many of us! Do you mean to say that you got nothing for the value of the purchase price of your ticket and that it expressly entitled you to some unknown future value, like this site? Did it state anywhere on the ticket that in addition to the show you were about to see, that the Dead also promised you something in the future? Do you feel that each of the tickets you purchased over the years was part of a rolling accumulation of 'entitlement points' that would be reedemable for unlimited downloads in the future? This was and is a wonderful opportunity to download shows, be happy that what's there is still there. And really LISTEN to a show from time to time, I had to learn that lesson myself.
Big ups to the NYC crowd. You know they were all hands-above-head clapping and cheering them on.
Subject: First Madison Square Garden show
Subject: January 7, 1979
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